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Millwall chief executive Ambler pays tribute to the 'football family'

18 February 2016

"We urge people to keep signing the petition," says Andy

Millwall chief executive Andy Ambler, commenting this morning after last night's decision by Lewisham's Mayor and Cabinet to defer a decision on Compulsory Purchase Orders of land around The Den, has said the following:

"We would like to thank the 15,000 people who signed the 'Defend Our Den' petition to stop land leased to the Club being taken from us, as well as our local MP Vicky Foxcroft, who publicly called for the deferral. There is no doubt that the strength of support we received from across the football family has been noted by the Council.

"But we are under no illusion that this is over or the battle is won, and we would urge people to keep signing the petition. We have effectively gone into extra time. So I hope Cabinet members will use this opportunity to accept my invite to come down to The Den to see what could be lost and how the Club could develop our land in conjunction with the Council and for the benefit of the community.

"We want them to consider the plans we submitted back in August 2013. Millwall has always said it wants to be an active partner in this regeneration, not a reluctant spectator. It's time for Lewisham Council to make the most of this deferral and work together with us to move this forward."

Sign the Defend Our Den petition by clicking here.

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